Your child’s Bar or Bat mitzvah is the most important ceremony of their adolescent life. We want to be a part of that meaningful and joyous day. Your photographs are the only way of preserving the lasting, living memories that ceremony. Any professional photographer can record visual images of the even, but GARY W. SWEETMAN PHOTOGRAPHY can capture the excitement and love to be treasured for generations. Prices here are an indication of previous choices and do not accurately represent current pricing, which in many cases is LESS $$$.


TRADITIONAL COVERAGE: The Temple & Celebration Party

Our packages are complete. Included are: Temple coverage – usually the Thursday before the party. We photograph the Minyan service, Torah rehearsal/reading, and family portraits in the Temple. In Reformed temples we are often able to photograph the actual ceremony. You may choose this instead of the Minyan or both as additional coverage. Also, included is a casual or formal in-studio portrait that may be used for display, a sign-in board, or publication in the temple bulletin. A CD with all of your images in a slideshow format (which you can share with your friends) is included in both our Euroleather and Library Bound Collections. ! A library bound proof book with all images in leather, silk or suede.


Our most popular mixed size album with custom mats in a variety of colors!

Our packages are complete. Included are: a mix of the prints shown below (and yes, 5x7’s are available), photographer's and lighting technician's time & travel, color corrected prints, minor artwork requests, assembly into a Hard Spine EuroLeather reversible album with your choice of color and design – with custom designed multiple mat openings with your choice of color!  Ask us about our amazing Digital Composites that are available as upgrades. Custom Imprinting is available!

              Number of final prints            8x10s/4x5s                     Cost

140                                 48/92                       $5699

120                                 44/76                       $5199

100                                 36/64                       $4599

80                                   32/48                       $4099

60                                   24/36                       $3399




We now offer our composite imagery in a new terrific format. Each image covers the entire page with an artful flush bookbinding technique – eliminating the need for matting! Custom text, like poems – as well as multiple images can appear on each page. Your album can be 10x10, 8x10, or 10x8! We also offer over 30 different leather colors, silks, and bookbinders cloth! Miniatures of these exciting new products are also available as parents’ albums. 

Symphony – includes up to 200 of your images on 48 custom sides for only $5695!

Rhapsody – includes up to 150 of your images on 36 custom sides for only $4795!

Concerto – includes up to 100 of your images on 24 custom sides for only $3995!

The FORMAL PORTRAIT designed for you will be the hit of your party! It also gives you an opportunity to own a GARY W. SWEETMAN portrait at a fraction of the usual price.  We usually photograph the celebrant in temple (additional location fee) reading the Torah. Sometimes the parents are included in the background. But it might also be a classic studio or environmental sitting, or even in your home, both full length and close-ups. The fee includes a custom portrait complete with print enhancement, bonded to tempered hardboard, coated with several coats of lacquer, and ready to frame. We display the portrait in a museum frame at the reception topped with a gallery light. Rush charges apply to sessions less than 30 days prior to the function.

   16x20                     20x24               24x30                     30x40
   reg. $799                reg. $899         reg. $1099                reg. $1399
$399 special          $499 special      $599 special            $699 special

SIGNATURE BOARDS are a great way to remember guests’ good wishes on a marbleized mat around one of the formal portrait – or enlargement or one of your images. A 16x20 mat with a sprayed 8x10 is only $89.95.  A 20x24 mat is $99.

PHOTOJOURNALISTIC COVERAGE offers a unique perspective to capture the “little details” as well as many candid moments. Usually done in black & white, our coverage can range from a few images to a dedicated additional photographer capturing all the action!

PANORAMA PRINTS: INCLUDES MATTING AND PRINTS FOR TWO PAGE SPREAD   Art Leather Panorama is $199.95! If you choose a coffee table book, panoramas are at NO extra charge!

REPRINTS   (prices are for multiples of the same image)                                         

WALLETS                   $7.95              8/$29.95               48 Wallet Special for just $69.95!             

4X5                            $9.95              4/$32.95                   

5X7                            $19.95            4/$59.95                    

8X10                         $29.95             4/$99.95  

8x16 special              $49.95*                                            

11X14 special            $69.95*    *(We recommend mounting & Spraying for $24.95)  

16X20 custom candid includes our amazing retouching and mounting & spraying for only $299!

20x24 custom candid includes our amazing retouching and mounting & spraying for only $369!

Above prices are for Color or Black & White. Add 50% for Sepia or Blue Toning. Hand Tinting is individually quoted.

Additional sides on our Library leather bound series for just  $69!                     

GIFT ALBUM SPECIALS Flush albums with parchment dividers, acid free leaves and leather covers

20-4X5    $259         20-5x7   $439        20-8x10   $639

30-4X5    $339         30-5x7   $599        30-8x10   $839

ENCORE FOLIOS Perfect grandparent or Special People GIFTS. These are often given to all those in the candle lighting ceremony. One side will be the group/couple lighting and the other side a formal portrait of your choice.  2 PRINTS of size indicated INCLUDED in Aristohyde folio!

8X10 REGULAR PRICE  $99.95      PRE-PURCHASE    $69.95     POST-EVENT   $79.95

5X7   REGULAR PRICE  $69.95      PRE-PURCHASE    $49.95     POST-EVENT   $59.95


Early Family portraits in temple, rehearsal dinners, special parties, Saturday luncheons may be photographed if scheduling permits for an additional $389 – for up to 2 hr. coverage included. The size of your plan should increase accordingly to accommodate the extra photographs. Out of town (or country) bar/bat mitzvahs are not a problem! Ask for details.



1. A $500 retainer is necessary to insure availability. 2. 50% of your invoicing is due prior to the function. 3. Your original balance is due when you pick up your preview album. 4. Ask about our pre-payment bonus! 5. All reprint orders must be pre-paid. 6. We accept checks, Visa, Master-Card, Discover and American Express.  


2017 marks our 46th Anniversary of outstanding, innovative photography. The diverse influence of advertising, fashion, and theater photography lend richness and excitement to our images. We have photographed social functions throughout the Northeast, the central Atlantic states, the Islands, Bermuda, and of course Florida. The unique style of our photography, consistent quality, professionalism, and speed has earned us the reputation as the leader in the field. We sincerely hope we can be a part of your special day.